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Acolytes (2008)

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Three teenagers blackmail a serial killer.

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Ian Wright
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Gary Parker
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Mark
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Chasely (as Hanna Mangan-Lawrence)
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James
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Kay Wright
Holly Baldwin ...
Tanya Lee
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Tanya Lee's Dad
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Young James
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Young Mark
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Kay and Ian's Baby
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James Tresswick and Mark Vincent are victims of a brutal bully Gary Parker who has maltreated both boys, marking their bodies and spoiling their young lives. In their last year of high school, James and Mark find a way to stop being victims. They're going to kill Gary; Wandering alone around an isolated forest - the suspected site of the disappearance of a local girl - 17 year old Mark strays upon an adult male filling in a trench. It's suspicious and tantalizing. Mark returns with his friend James and Chasley Keys and they bring shovels to exhume what will probably be rotting garbage or someone's dead pet - or so they tell themselves. They find the ghostly white body of a woman. She's a tourist - a Canadian backpacker. The "trench" is a grave. The "adult male" is her killer. And they've got him by the balls. Responding to Mark's intimations James floats an idea to seek out "the sicko". It'll be a bit of fun. He's confident the guy lives in their suburb; Mark saw his car parked on a ... Written by Armstrong & Krause

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This film is considered an Ozploitation picture, an Australian exploitation movie. See more »

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beguiling Jem from down under.......
5 January 2013 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Wow I am just loving films from this country over the last decade that started with Wolf Creek. So buckle yourself up and get ready for a twisty, gutsy, gory and entralling thriller from down under that will have you head spinning to New Zealand. This was a film that could've been 3 hours long and I would've still wanted more. This film will never hit the house waves considering it has visited the filmfest circuit for years and just now has displayed its insidious roots to DVD. I believe the film was made in 2008 and just saw the light of day of DVD in 2011. What a shame!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! because there are a plethora of great directors and films waiting but its too bad that they will lurk in the Panumbra and never see the eclipse...


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